DWF appointed to DWP’s Disability Employment Group

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Date: 10/10/11

Ty Jones, Head of Values & Corporate Responsibility at DWF has been appointed to the Disability Employment Engagement Steering Group, established by the Department for Work and Pensions.

The group works in conjunction with the Employers Forum on Disability alongside leading employers across the UK including BT, The Co-operative Group, Barclays and the EON Group 

The aim is to assist the Government’s objective of getting more disabled people into paid employment by helping businesses bolster employment opportunities for disabled workers.  The group brings together employers who are the forefront in developing best practice to support disabled people in employment and encourage others to do more to help disabled people become employed.

The group is chaired by James Partridge OBE, Chief Executive of Changing Facing - the leading UK charity that supports and represents people who have disfigurements to the face, hands or body from any cause.

The Minister for Disabled People, Maria Miller, said “Just under half of all disabled people are in work but we know around 2 in 5 disabled people of working age who are not in employment would like to work.  And for many disabled people, true equality and independence in their lives is achieved through finding work and staying in those jobs. 

"That is why we have set up the Employers Disability Steering Group, so that key employers can highlight the benefits of employing disabled people and encourage other businesses to recruit more disabled people into mainstream jobs.”

Ty Jones, Head of Values & Corporate Responsibility commented “I look forward to driving this vital agenda forward, it’s important that we work together to help employers build robust plans to help disabled people make the most of the recovery in the employment market. It is essential we help employer organisations adopt a more positive and proactive approach to accessing, recruiting and developing the talents of disabled people.”

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